Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity/International

A Non-Profit Organization on a Mission to bring Vision to Every Person on the Planet

The Voice of Optometry in Developing Nations Since 1971

25th VOSH Annual Meeting 2017

Join Us October 13 & 14, 2017

Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL

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Bringing the World Into Focus: The Story of VOSH

 

Learn more about the beginnings and history of VOSH. Available on Amazon.com today!

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Dr. Ellis Potter is awarded the Academy's 2017 Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

“Dr. Potter is a shining example of a life so rare in continuing humanitarianism. He leads by example and has inspired many.”  Harry I. Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI

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VOSH Signs Agreement to Establish First-Ever Optometry School in Haiti

Memorandum of Agreement signed for Haiti School of Optometry

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VOSH Interns Needed!

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Bringing the World Into Focus: The story of VOSH

Praise for Bringing the World Into Focus: 

“I just received a gift copy from the Board and was humbled to learn much more about VOSH/International’s beginning than I realized. I surmise no matter how much or how little each contributed, it was the dedication of many that led to a movement of growth and achievement. Now in retirement I can look back on years with VOSH and feel proud of it.”

-Harry I. Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI, Director Emeritus VOSH/International

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SALUS University MPH Certificate Program

Are you looking for a good foundation upon which to build for your VOSH experiences?  Salus University offers on-line courses that provide VOSH members the necessary knowledge to help build sustainable health systems around the world. The certificate program is 15 semester hours, divided among six selected courses form the Master of Public Health program:  three elective courses in the areas of humanitarian and refugee health, health and human rights, and global health and leadership. There are three core courses in the areas of health policy, epidemiology, and program implementation and evaluation.  Each course will provide students with an opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills to humanitarian problems. To learn more, visit... read more

Looking for Volunteers for Haiti Mission January 2018

Volunteers needed for a VOSH Pennsylvania trip to Port au Prince , Haiti January 13-20, 2018.  Join our team as we examine over 2000 school age children in the poorest country in the western hemisphere and make a difference in the lives of so many.  Excellent accomodations. Email Dr. March Polection at marchaod@yahoo.com if interested. No experience necessary and lay volunteers are... read more

VOSH Signs Agreement to Establish First-Ever Optometry School in Haiti: Memorandum of Agreement signed for Haiti School of Optometry

A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti. The School is a collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and Charity Vision with support from University of Montreal. The signatories hope that the first students will commence their studies in October.

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American Academy of Optometry to present VOSH/International Past President C. Ellis Potter, OD, FAAO, FVI, with the 2017 Recipient of the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

Dr. Ellis Potter, has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the The American Academy of Optometry’s Brien Holden Humanitarian Award. The award, honoring the memory and work of Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, FAAO, recognizes an individual or organization who has made significant contributions to improve eye care within a country or region.

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